Event Information

 The 2019 Derby date is set! January 26th. Bad ice back-up date is February 16th. Hope to see everyone out there!

Pre-Registration is available. This is the best way to register for the Derby. WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU PRE-REGISTER! LVVA Ice Fishing Derby participants agree to abide by all State and Local fishing regulations, including all size and creel limits. LVVA promotes CPR (catch, photo, release)

  • Entrants must have valid Illinois fishing license and abide by all Illinois fishing regulations.
  • As per ILDNR rules, this is a catch and release derby.
  • Registration tent will be open at 5a.m. but no lines in the water till 7a.m.
  • The derby will start at 7 AM. Fish caught prior to 7 AM will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prizes.
  • Fish will be judged by length only in 5 fish species categories, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch.
  • The Organizers of LVVA retain the right to amend or insert rules up until the event.
  • Wauconda shanty fees are waived for the event.
  • Snowmobiles must be registered and insured as per IL law.
  • ATV/UTV must be insured as per IL law.
  • Have fun and be safe!!

Disclaimer: You agree to hold harmless the owners of this property, its agents and employees, LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, its participants, volunteers, and organizers from any and all liabilities, damage, claims, suits, judgments, cost and expense arising out of any loss, damage, injury, or death to persons, property, or vehicles.

Available At The Event: 

  • Bait will be available from Wauconda Boat at the registration tent at 5am.
  • Raffle Tickets for tons of items
  • Coffee
  • Food available after the event in the registration tent